Carl Frampton / Jamie Moore trial a success, pair join forces

WBN 06/09/2017

Carl Frampton has decided to join forces with trainer Jamie Moore following a trial period in Manchester this week.

As WBN revealed earlier, ex-world champion Frampton spent a few days with Moore to see if both could potentially work together in the future.

Frampton left long-term coach Shane McGuigan following a business split with his former trainer’s father Barry sounded out Moore as a replacement.

‘The Jackal’ is eyeing a fight by the end of the year on the back of a collapsed outing against Andres Gutierrez and will have Moore in his corner for his return.

Moore currently works with Tommy Coyle and enjoyed a previous spell with old opponent Matthew Macklin.

Mexican contender Gutierrez suffered an injury in the shower the night before a scheduled bout with Frampton in July and has since signed on to fight Abner Mares.

That leaves Frampton free to pursue a blockbuster clash with IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby before the Welshman is handed another mandatory challenger.

Josh Warrington recently agreed a final eliminator with Dennis Ceylan for the chance to contest Selby’s belt and Frampton may have to be quick in order to beat the winner to the punch.

Managerial and promotional ties are said to be a sore spot with Frampton, who is looking to control his own affairs moving forward whilst tying in with a respected boxing figure.

More will follow on the situation as Frampton sets up his imminent comeback.